Re: Burn Baby Burn


The Western Pacific did that with their wood PFE reefers.

Rich Christie

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 08:41:13 AM CDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Indeed by the 1950's air pollution had become a major issue in southern California (which is
why the SP and other railroads prematurely had to cease steam operations in the LA basin).
These Pacific Electric cars were scrapped with torches - but what a bonfire this would have made!

Tim O'Connor

On 4/25/2022 10:16 PM, Jerry Michels wrote:
ART burned retired wooden reefers at Bush, IL, which is curious because it was not ART property but rather a remote coal marshaling yard in southern Illinois on the Missouri Pacific.  MP owned half of ART. Perhaps the smoke didn't attract as much attention as it did in populated areas?

Jerry Michels

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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